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How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams is the podcast version of Emily White's #1 Amazon best-selling book.

White brings each chapter of the book to life with handpicked world-class guests including Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Imogen Heap, Kam Franklin of The Suffers, Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, legendary attorney Donald S. Passman, Patrick Sansone of Wilco, and more.

Host, Author, and Creator Emily White has been the forefront of the modern music industry throughout her career. She is a Partner at Collective Entertainment and Founder of #iVoted Festivals. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sustainablemusiccareer/support

How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams Emily White

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How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams is the podcast version of Emily White's #1 Amazon best-selling book.

White brings each chapter of the book to life with handpicked world-class guests including Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Imogen Heap, Kam Franklin of The Suffers, Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, legendary attorney Donald S. Passman, Patrick Sansone of Wilco, and more.

Host, Author, and Creator Emily White has been the forefront of the modern music industry throughout her career. She is a Partner at Collective Entertainment and Founder of #iVoted Festivals. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sustainablemusiccareer/support

    E23: Amaechi Uzoigwe - Co-Manager of Run the Jewels, Co-Founder of Studio A, Investor & Advocate

    E23: Amaechi Uzoigwe - Co-Manager of Run the Jewels, Co-Founder of Studio A, Investor & Advocate

    Amaechi Uzoigwe's resume / CV speaks for itself as Co-Manager of Run the Jewels, Co-Founder of Studio A, an investor, advocate, and more. But to host Emily White, he is pure inspiration as a human being.

    This is a candid conversation on Amaechi's career and rise to becoming one of the top managers and most respected minds in the industry. However his journey has been far from a straight and narrow path. Settle in to learn how getting out there to do the work, and always doing right by artists, can lead to organic professional relationships that last a career and a lifetime. Similarly, Amaechi is a true modern manager in the sense that his work in film, branding, and activating around causes important to Africa & Africans throughout the Diaspora takes his work and artists to the next level and beyond.

    As we begin to wrap up the series of this podcast based on Emily's book of the same name, she felt it was crucial to speak with Amaechi and share his story with you. We hope you enjoy it and happy listening!

    CREDITS:

    Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White

    Engineer: Nathan Cain

    Music: Matthew Wang

    Sponsorship: Michael James

    Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh 


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    E22: When Do I Need an Attorney, Business Manager, and/or a Manager? Defining an Artist's Traditional "Team" w/ Randy Nichols

    E22: When Do I Need an Attorney, Business Manager, and/or a Manager? Defining an Artist's Traditional "Team" w/ Randy Nichols

    We did it! You now know how to build a sustainable music career and collect all revenue streams. However, help is always appreciated! In this episode Host Emily White interviews a longtime, yet very modern manager, Randy Nichols. Emily and Randy break down artist management and the ancillary team members that surround an artist.

    Important note!: *Many* music industry folks listen to this podcast and have read the book it's based on. The point is - we're all learning and growing together. It's important, if not crucial, for you to have an understanding of what is going on in all aspects of your career even if you're fortunate enough to have folks helping you along the way.

    We hope you enjoy and happy listening!

    CREDITS:

    Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White

    Engineer: Nathan Cain

    Music: Matthew Wang

    Sponsorship: Michael James

    Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh 


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    • 2 hr 11 min
    E21: Repeat & Grow w/ Artist Nikki Hill

    E21: Repeat & Grow w/ Artist Nikki Hill

    This is the second episode where Host Emily White interviews a handpicked artist to discuss the concept of the book this podcast is based on, in particular Chapter 11 - Repeat & Grow! As we've *just* about covered the entire modern music industry, now it's on you to go back to Chapter 1 (Get Your Art Together) to begin the process again. This episode takes you through Artist Nikki Hill's journey, who has been doing just that.

    Nikki Hill has created a path outside of the norm and molding her own image has been a lifelong brand for the singer, songwriter, and bandleader.  With the lack of exposure for Black soul-rock singers/entertainers, Nikki found herself being misinterpreted. She became known in some circles just as much for confusing local audiences who initially assumed a different vibe based on her photo, as she did for leading an explosive, soulful, not-to-be-missed electric guitar-driven performance. Refusing to let the experience undo her path, Hill embraced the muse and jumped into the process of probing the vital role that Black women played in what became rock ‘n’ roll. As word spread, so did interest, allowing Hill opportunities to open for a range of artists like Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Los Lobos, to Eileen Jewel and Nelly, before any music was released. Nikki continued to develop her sound, learning with trial and error, a lot of road mileage, self-releasing albums, and carving out a place for herself, and hopefully a place for other people going through similar struggles.

    We hope you enjoy and Happy listening!

    CREDITS:

    Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White

    Engineer: Nathan Cain

    Music: Matthew Wang

    Sponsorship: Michael James

    Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh 


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    • 2 hr 5 min
    E20: Repeat & Grow w/ Kam Franklin of The Suffers

    E20: Repeat & Grow w/ Kam Franklin of The Suffers

    We did it! This podcast has now covered all steps in building a sustainable music career and collecting all revenue streams. Now what? At some point, you will feel your current project wrapping up. You know in your heart and soul when it's time to begin again. Although such a thought can feel daunting, know that you're going to get better at and learn this information in a deeper way every time you go through this process.

    This episode reviews all past steps that we've covered in building a sustainable music career. And includes an in-depth interview with the incomparable Kam Franklin of The Suffers, who embodies building a sustainable music career in every way. Enjoy this conversation between Kam and Host Emily White to get inspired and know what to do when things are winding down, only to rest and do it all over again to continue your growth.

    Happy Listening!

    CREDITS:

    Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White

    Engineer: Nathan Cain

    Music: Matthew Wang

    Sponsorship: Michael James

    Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh 


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    • 2 hr 13 min
    E19: Revenue Stream Checklist with Artivist Steff Reed

    E19: Revenue Stream Checklist with Artivist Steff Reed

    Today’s episode ensures you haven’t missed a single revenue stream we’ve discussed to-date! Host Emily White reviews all revenue streams you should be collecting on if you write, record / release, and play music live. If not, you’re missing out on money!

    To dig in deeper, Emily then interviews musician, educator, and activist Steff Reed. Reed has gained national acclaim as a producer and songwriter having worked with the likes of Trey Songz, Jhene Aiko, Eric Roberson, Swizz Beatz, Kenny Lattimore and Gordon Chambers on songs that made it to the Billboard charts. As an Educator, Reed has taught thousands of youth between the ages 4-24 over the last 15 years and is a GRAMMY Music Educator Award nominee.

    Steff is also a proponent of Chapter 10 of the book this podcast is based on - Revenue Stream Checklist. In this chapter, Emily offers readers a free Google spreadsheet with the goal of musicians being able to track and project their music revenue Kind of like a “real” job, but in a good way. This also ensures that musician’s aren’t *missing* any revenue streams. As if there’s a blank entry in the spreadsheet, you are missing out on revenue. When writing the book, Emily wondered if musicians would use this tool and find it helpful. Steff did just that and in this episode they review all previous revenue streams covered in the book and podcast and explore Steff’s powerful career.

    You can check out the spreadsheet here to download and make your very own copy: https://bitly.com/AllRevStreams

    Follow Steff on Instagram here: @IAmSteffReed

    Happy listening!

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    Questions? Reach out to @EmWizzle on Twitter.

    CREDITS:

    Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White

    Engineer: Nathan Cain

    Music: Matthew Wang

    Sponsorship: Michael James

    Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh 


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    E18: Merch Recon w/ Artist Julia Nunes

    E18: Merch Recon w/ Artist Julia Nunes

    Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Entrepreneur Julia Nunes defines building a sustainable music career in many ways. One of which is her understanding of the importance of "merch," or merchandise, and the powerful connection it can create with fans.

    This episode shares best practices on what has worked for Julia on merch at shows, online, and beyond. Host Emily White also interviews Julia on her career through the lens of the book this podcast is based on.

    Follow Julia on Instagram @JuliaNunesMusic

    Happy listening!

    Questions? Reach out to @EmWizzle on Twitter

    CREDITS:

    Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White

    Engineer: Nathan Cain

    Music: Matthew Wang

    Sponsorship: Michael James

    Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh 


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sustainablemusiccareer/support

    • 2 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

bobbyjrBV ,

So good!

I’m learning a ton from this podcast. Can’t wait to hear future episodes!

TM_1490 ,

Has potential, but unlistenable

There is good content in here, but the audio quality is just not acceptable, especially for a podcast targeting musicians who care about… audio. Fixing this, and putting more effort into the overall editing would help greatly.

BVAnnCK ,

Love this!!!

So happy to hear this book come to life in podcast form. And I’m pumped about the guests lined up. I highly recommend this based the episodes I’ve heard thus far.

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